Thursday, December 21, 2006

Coconut and Chestnut Cup


Chestnut Mousse:

80 gm. chestnut puree
2 egg yolk
1 egg white
20 gm. sugar
85 gm. whipping cream
5 gm. Gelatine powder + 35 gm. water
1/2 Tbsp. rum (optional)

Coconut Mousse:

80 gm. Coconut milk or Evaporated milk
1 egg white
25 gm. sugar
50 gm. whipping cream
5 gm. gelatine + 3o gm. hot water


50 gm. chestnut puree
30 gm. whipped cream
a little rum

Chestnut mousse:
(1) Bloom gelatine in water and then microwave for 20 seconds. Set aside.
(2) Beat whipped cream till stiff.
(3) Whisk egg white with sugar until stiff peak.
(4) Heat half of the chestnut puree, add in egg yolk and stir till smooth and thicken. Add in the remaining chestnut puree and gelatine mixture and stir evenly.
(5) Fold in whisked egg white and whipping cream and set aside.
(6) Fro coconut mousse: Put gelatine and water in a bowl and stir till gelatine dissolves. Add in coconut milk.
(7) Whisk egg white with sugar till stiff and fold into coconut mixture followed by the whipped cream.
(8) Pour chestnut mousse into a glass, then topped up with coconut mousse then the top layer, pour in the chestnut mousse. Makes about 4 - 5 glasses.
(9) Set in the fridge.
(10) For decoration, mix chestnut puree with whipped cream and pipe on top of the mousse.

Note: if mousse is too water when you pour into cup, you can chill every layer till set before pouring in the next layer.


cui said...

aunty, how can i get the bakes from u? *drooling*

Anonymous said...

Hello Aunty Yochana,

Just want to wish you a Merry X'mas and a Happy New Year.

May you be blessed with good health and great spirit through the new year. Keep baking and keep blogging. ;-)


bluecrystal said...

Ooh, Aunty Yo, you're the best! Thanks for the recipe :)

Just some questions regarding the chestnut puree. Hehee, got multiple choice options one!

Qn 1. Did you pre-make the puree on your own or did you buy ready-made puree?
a) Made your own (please proceed to Qn 2)
b) Bought ready-made puree (please proceed to Qn 3)

2. How to make ah?

3. Where to buy ah?

Oh, one more thing. Under your instruction (1), what does it mean to "bloom" the gelatine in water?

Many thanks for your patience in answering my never-ending questions :)

yochana said...

Hi Bluecrystal,

I bought the chestnut puree from Sun Lik. You can make your own by boiling your chestnut till soft then add in some sugar and continue boiling till chestnut are sweet, then blend it.

Bloom gelatine means..soak till the gelatine swell up ..about 5 mins. will do.

It's ok to ask problem.


yochana said...

Thanks Regina and Merry Christmas to you and your family.


yochana said...


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kelly said...

hello aunty yochana, can i pls ask u a qn? (not e one i jus asked lah). wad is e gelatine supposed to look like aft it bloom? mine like no difference.. then aft i microwave it how come theres some undissolved gelatine that jus hardens.

thx alot for noting my qns! God bless, Kelly.